Maryfran Johnson

Contributing writer

An award-winning journalist, technology conference moderator and editorial executive, Maryfran Johnson is the host of CIO.com’s CIO Leadership Live video show and former Editor in Chief of CIO magazine and Events. In addition to writing extensively about IT strategy and business transformation for IDG publications, Maryfran also served in 2016-2017 as an adjunct researcher for International Data Corp.’s IT Executive Programs. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University's Kiplinger Program and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. Prior to joining IDG, she spent 10 years as a reporter at daily newspapers in Florida, Washington State and Ohio.

4 strategies for board presentation success

CIO Leadership Live with Jason Nairn, CIO of Concordia University

CIO Leadership Live with Jason Nairn, CIO of Concordia University

Jason Nairn, CIO of Concordia University, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview. Watch as they discuss IT leadership in higher education, risk management and more.

Playing the

Playing the "long game" of networking to earn a board seat

Landing your first board director role is often a multi-year effort. Be prepared to expand the diversity of your connections while building your breadth of business experience.

Why seek a board seat?

Why seek a board seat?

For those who want to go deeper into what it takes to run a company, being on a board can be a natural career progression. What it's not: easy money.

Episode 38: Michael Salas, SVP, CIO at SUEZ North America

Episode 38: Michael Salas, SVP, CIO at SUEZ North America

Podcast Episode 38: Listen now as Michael Salas, SVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer at SUEZ North America, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, to discuss IT strategy, digital transformation and more.

Episode 37: Greg Simpson, CIO of Synchrony Financial

Episode 37: Greg Simpson, CIO of Synchrony Financial

Podcast Episode 37: Listen now as Greg Simpson, CIO of Synchrony Financial, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview. They discuss IT strategy, digital transformation and more.

Episode 36: Steven John, CIO at Aramark

Episode 36: Steven John, CIO at Aramark

Podcast Episode 36: Listen as Steven John, CIO of Aramark, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview. They discuss data integration, robotics, sustainable innovation, and more.

Richard Wiedenbeck, CIO of Ameritas

Richard Wiedenbeck, CIO of Ameritas

Podcast Episode 35: Listen now as Richard Wiedenbeck, CIO of Ameritas, and host Maryfran Johnson discuss fintech disruption, the Age of the Customer, enabling the digital business and more.

John McGuthry, CIO at Cal Poly Pomona

Podcast Episode 34: Listen now as John McGuthry, CIO at Cal Poly Pomona, and host Maryfran Johnson discuss the CIO as chief influence officer, motivating IT to change and more.

David Behen, CIO at La-Z-Boy

Podcast Episode 33: Listen now as David Behen, CIO at La-Z-Boy, and host Maryfran Johnson discuss IT strategy, IT talent and more.

Eash Sundaram, EVP, Chief Digital & Technology Officer at JetBlue

Podcast Episode 32: Listen now as Eash Sundaram, EVP, Chief Digital & Technology Officer at JetBlue, and host Maryfran Johnson discuss driving revenue with IT, accelerating innovation and more.

Scott Blandford, Chief Digital Officer, TIAA

Podcast Episode 31: Listen now as Scott Blandford, chief digital officer at TIAA, and host Maryfran Johnson discuss innovating for the “attention economy,” fintech competition, how to measure digital success and more.

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